Checking date: 10/05/2019

Course: 2019/2020

Electrical equipment and systems
Study: Máster in Renewable Energy in Electrical Systems (266)


Department assigned to the subject: Department of Electrical Engineering

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Students should have basic knowlegde about analysis of linear single-phase and balanced three-phase ac circuits.
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
Students should be able to: - Know the basic concepts of Electrical Engineering and related areas. - Know and understand the basic structure of the power systems, their elements and their functions, representing these correctly in an electrical diagram in both steady state and transient, and interpret their characteristic parameters and their assigned values. - Understand the basic operating principle of rotating electrical machines (synchronous and asynchronous), find the equivalent circuit in steady state and the torque-speed characteristic curve. - Interpret the meaning of unit magnitudes in a power system and perform simple analysis of electrical systems. - Perform calculations specified in the rules of power-flow, short-circuit and transient stability analysis in connecting renewable generation systems. - Understand and analyze the operation of the synchronous machine and the transformer as a control element for voltage or power flows. - Understand the fundamental concepts related to the frequency and voltage control in power systems. - Describe the operation of a simulation tool for power systems and determine the values of the electrical quantities using the tool.
Description of contents: programme
Part 1. Introduction - Basics of Electrical Power Engineering - Introduction to the electric power systems. Part 2. Elements of power system. - Transmission lines. - Transformers. - Synchronous machines. - Asynchronous machines. Part 3. Power systems analysis. - Per-unit quantities. - Load-flow solutions and control. - Symmetrical three-phase faults. - Power system stability. Part 4. Power system operation. - Frequency-power control. - Voltage control.
Learning activities and methodology
- Magisterial classes, tutorship and personal work oriented to the acquisition of theoretical knowledge. - Problems solution classes, computer sessions, tutorship and personal work oriented to the acquisition of practical skills.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100
Basic Bibliography
  • Stevenson. Elements of Power Systems Analysis. McGraw-Hill. 1989
  • Wood & Wollenberg. Power generation, operation and control. John Wiley & Sons. 1996

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.